HP 7th gen i5 128gb SSD FHD 14'' laptop at Currys for £399
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HP 7th gen i5 128gb SSD FHD 14'' laptop at Currys for £399

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Found 25th Nov
It's one of the best deals that I've seen so far in this price category. Not a huge storage, but for the price you can't really expect more

HP 7th gen i5 7200u 128gb SSD FHD 14'' 4GB RAM laptop

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I would spend £30 more for this one from John Lewis - 8Gb and 3 years warranty.

- edit price reduced so effectively £10 less...

m.johnlewis.com/hp-…=48
Edited by: "rustyjames" 26th Nov

Who needs large storage on laptops or desktops anymore? I have everything I want on a 120GB partition and still have 87GB free. NAS drive at home, Google Play Music has my music stored so I just download the odd album from there when I know I won't have free internet.

Nice find.

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rustyjames1 m ago

I would spend £30 more for this one from John Lewis - 8Gb and 3 years …I would spend £30 more for this one from John Lewis - 8Gb and 3 years warranty.https://m.johnlewis.com/hp-14-bp026na-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-128gb-ssd-14-inch-black/p3363395?s_afcid=af_47868&tmad=c&awc=1203_1511600662_54b9178954507556208e1a99118b36e2&tmcampid=48


Non full HD screen is a deal breaker for me, not too bad though
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Sadly, no touchscreen.

Who needs large storage on laptops or desktops anymore? I have everything I want on a 120GB partition and still have 87GB free. NAS drive at home, Google Play Music has my music stored so I just download the odd album from there when I know I won't have free internet.

Nice find.

I'd imagine 128gb is manageable for many people. Will check this out in store today at Meadowhell but I think i'll hold out for something that has a bit more cpu power. CPU mark scores this at 4677 compared to my existing i5 2430m at 3274 - a big jump but then again my chip is +5 yrs old now.

Thanks for sharing though,

For those interested:

Passmark scores i5 7200u

iand1239 m ago

Who needs large storage on laptops or desktops anymore? I have everything …Who needs large storage on laptops or desktops anymore? I have everything I want on a 120GB partition and still have 87GB free. NAS drive at home, Google Play Music has my music stored so I just download the odd album from there when I know I won't have free internet.Nice find.


Installing just one game can take up a large chunk of that these days. A few programs at a couple of gig, too.

I would spend £30 more for this one from John Lewis - 8Gb and 3 years warranty.

- edit price reduced so effectively £10 less...

m.johnlewis.com/hp-…=48
Edited by: "rustyjames" 26th Nov

Great spec for the money hot from me.

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rustyjames1 m ago

I would spend £30 more for this one from John Lewis - 8Gb and 3 years …I would spend £30 more for this one from John Lewis - 8Gb and 3 years warranty.https://m.johnlewis.com/hp-14-bp026na-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-128gb-ssd-14-inch-black/p3363395?s_afcid=af_47868&tmad=c&awc=1203_1511600662_54b9178954507556208e1a99118b36e2&tmcampid=48


Non full HD screen is a deal breaker for me, not too bad though

rustyjames2 m ago

I would spend £30 more for this one from John Lewis - 8Gb and 3 years …I would spend £30 more for this one from John Lewis - 8Gb and 3 years warranty.https://m.johnlewis.com/hp-14-bp026na-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-128gb-ssd-14-inch-black/p3363395?s_afcid=af_47868&tmad=c&awc=1203_1511600662_54b9178954507556208e1a99118b36e2&tmcampid=48





That one has HD screen, not FHD

Ruffuz3 m ago

That one has HD screen, not FHD


Fair enough, is there a big difference for everyday use though ?

rustyjames1 m ago

Fair enough, is there a big difference for everyday use though ?




for majority of people, no.
3 yr warranty is a good thing for laptops.

I've been considering buying the JL one also will I notice the HD as opposed to FHD?
HP 14-BP026NA Laptop, Intel Core i5, 8GB RAM, 128GB SSD, 14”, Black

capriboycraig18 m ago

I'd imagine 128gb is manageable for many people. Will check this out in …I'd imagine 128gb is manageable for many people. Will check this out in store today at Meadowhell but I think i'll hold out for something that has a bit more cpu power. CPU mark scores this at 4677 compared to my existing i5 2430m at 3274 - a big jump but then again my chip is +5 yrs old now.Thanks for sharing though,For those interested:Passmark scores i5 7200u


40% performance may not be that much, but there's another aspect that improved a lot: power consumption. TDP isn't exactly the right spec, but here it is: your i5 2430m is at 35W TDP, the i5 7200u at 15W TDP and 25W TDP up.

So I guess the 7200u will be cooler, quieter and have a better battery runtime than your old CPU. That said I like using products for a long time. It's good for the environment.

rustyjames11 m ago

I would spend £30 more for this one from John Lewis - 8Gb and 3 years …I would spend £30 more for this one from John Lewis - 8Gb and 3 years warranty.https://m.johnlewis.com/hp-14-bp026na-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-128gb-ssd-14-inch-black/p3363395?s_afcid=af_47868&tmad=c&awc=1203_1511600662_54b9178954507556208e1a99118b36e2&tmcampid=48


2.4kg for a laptop is on the very heavy side

4gb RAM. if it had been 8, I'd have bitten.

Garbage dual core CPU, avoid. The new coffee lake cheaper 4 core and 6 core mobile parts hit early next year.

DocRobotnik4 m ago

4gb RAM. if it had been 8, I'd have bitten.


Don’t think it’s upgradeable either, doesn’t show up on Mr memory site....

I know this is an extra £80, is it worth the extra £80 compared to this HP

johnlewis.com/hp-…997

capriboycraig38 m ago

I'd imagine 128gb is manageable for many people. Will check this out in …I'd imagine 128gb is manageable for many people. Will check this out in store today at Meadowhell but I think i'll hold out for something that has a bit more cpu power. CPU mark scores this at 4677 compared to my existing i5 2430m at 3274 - a big jump but then again my chip is +5 yrs old now.Thanks for sharing though,For those interested:Passmark scores i5 7200u


See you at meadowhall later today m8!!

I'd definitely except more, but I don't expect it at this price.

Cheers op

I am struggling with 8GB just now ( dev with docker), would be nice if the sellers told you what the memory upgrade options are and if it invalidates the warranty ( most do if you diy). Nice find for those with lighter requirements.

4 GB DDR4-2133 SDRAM (1 x 4 GB)
Intel® HD Graphics 620

support.hp.com/gb-…770

cant find out max ram supported

rustyjames1 h, 49 m ago

I would spend £30 more for this one from John Lewis - 8Gb and 3 years …I would spend £30 more for this one from John Lewis - 8Gb and 3 years warranty.https://m.johnlewis.com/hp-14-bp026na-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-128gb-ssd-14-inch-black/p3363395?s_afcid=af_47868&tmad=c&awc=1203_1511600662_54b9178954507556208e1a99118b36e2&tmcampid=48


That one ain't fhd,big big difference

rustyjames1 h, 52 m ago

I would spend £30 more for this one from John Lewis - 8Gb and 3 years …I would spend £30 more for this one from John Lewis - 8Gb and 3 years warranty.https://m.johnlewis.com/hp-14-bp026na-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-128gb-ssd-14-inch-black/p3363395?s_afcid=af_47868&tmad=c&awc=1203_1511600662_54b9178954507556208e1a99118b36e2&tmcampid=48


would've been perfect with a Ful HD screen and possibly toucscreen but amazing specs non the least

teggl971 h, 29 m ago

I'd definitely except more, but I don't expect it at this price.


The spelling police are taking you both in for questioning

rustyjames3 h, 46 m ago

I would spend £30 more for this one from John Lewis - 8Gb and 3 years …I would spend £30 more for this one from John Lewis - 8Gb and 3 years warranty.https://m.johnlewis.com/hp-14-bp026na-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-128gb-ssd-14-inch-black/p3363395?s_afcid=af_47868&tmad=c&awc=1203_1511600662_54b9178954507556208e1a99118b36e2&tmcampid=48


Many more on sale at John Lewis in store as they clearing warehouses for new stock.

Can get this for £367. Worth buying or waiting for Cyber Monday?

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Sc4mp012 m ago

Can get this for £367. Worth buying or waiting for Cyber Monday?


If you can get it for £367, I wouldn't think about it. I got 10% cash back on this deal as well.. if this is you budget it would be a big risk to leave it till Monday in my opinion
Edited by: "ramas1" 25th Nov

ramas147 m ago

If you can get it for £367, I wouldn't think about it. I got 10% cash back …If you can get it for £367, I wouldn't think about it. I got 10% cash back on this deal as well.. if this is you budget it would be a big risk to leave it till Monday in my opinion


Excellent thank you,yeah budget is around the £400 mark as it’s for basic usage plus streaming onto tv so no games or anything

jomay7 h, 57 m ago

40% performance may not be that much, but there's another aspect that …40% performance may not be that much, but there's another aspect that improved a lot: power consumption. TDP isn't exactly the right spec, but here it is: your i5 2430m is at 35W TDP, the i5 7200u at 15W TDP and 25W TDP up.So I guess the 7200u will be cooler, quieter and have a better battery runtime than your old CPU. That said I like using products for a long time. It's good for the environment.


I'd noticed that, and compared to this point in it's lifecycle a laptop with a 100w tdp would have better batt life. The original batt has just enough capacity that I can reach down to retrieve the mains cord if it falls out before she shuts off. The spare (likely fake) can still manage about 30mins. Considering the use both have had I call that good.

One hinge has gone on this HP now, ordianrily i'd wait till the screen cable routing through it then failed through strain but I rely on this work. When she does go it'll live on as a htpc behind the tv, freeing up the hp server that's currently doing the bob to be a file server again.

I did have a look at this instore - it wasn't bad at all - a lot plasticky compared to my current probook. There was however an identical specced HP pavilion next to it for the same £ (£430 instore) - and that seemed much better put together.
Edited by: "capriboycraig" 25th Nov

capriboycraig22 m ago

I did have a look at this instore - it wasn't bad at all - a lot plasticky …I did have a look at this instore - it wasn't bad at all - a lot plasticky compared to my current probook. There was however an identical specced HP pavilion next to it for the same £ (£430 instore) - and that seemed much better put together.



How was the screen?

DisgruntledD15 m ago

How was the screen?


I’m hoping he says best screen ever as I’ve just ordered it

DisgruntledD17 m ago

How was the screen?




Not bad at all - colours didn't wash out unduly with angle changes and it was bright, sharp and colourful. Didn't spend a long time with it as I hate shopping and meadowhall was extremely busy as expected. I also quickly discounted it as on top of the 'weaker' processor I found 14" surprisingly small compared to my 15.6".

rustyjames10 h, 17 m ago

I would spend £30 more for this one from John Lewis - 8Gb and 3 years …I would spend £30 more for this one from John Lewis - 8Gb and 3 years warranty.https://m.johnlewis.com/hp-14-bp026na-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-128gb-ssd-14-inch-black/p3363395?s_afcid=af_47868&tmad=c&awc=1203_1511600662_54b9178954507556208e1a99118b36e2&tmcampid=48


Not full hd

rustyjames10 h, 28 m ago

I would spend £30 more for this one from John Lewis - 8Gb and 3 years …I would spend £30 more for this one from John Lewis - 8Gb and 3 years warranty.https://m.johnlewis.com/hp-14-bp026na-laptop-intel-core-i5-8gb-ram-128gb-ssd-14-inch-black/p3363395?s_afcid=af_47868&tmad=c&awc=1203_1511600662_54b9178954507556208e1a99118b36e2&tmcampid=48


This one has 1366 X 768 Pixels


Whereas what OP posted has 1920 x 1080 (True HD).

I am looking for something around 500 pounds with touchscreen.. 8 gb ram.. long battery life and light ... suitable for a student any advice?
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